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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Dec 10, 2007 6:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: With A Little Help From My (Felt) Forum Friends

Hi Jer

The most significant aspect, in my opinion, of the psychedelic era, apart from the music, poetry, graphics, spirit, was the psychoactives. But I don't know what you could say to your students about that. Acid had an incalculable impact on me in the '60s. Before I grew into my shoes, I was destined for the conveyor belt of life until Alice D. discovered me. I liked the way Robert put it.

'Sitting on a back street many years ago
The tears from your eyes did flow
Feeling out of place inside the time when you were born
No place else to go
Suddenly a rainbow rose
And spread across the land
Hung there while the Beatles sang
I want to hold your hand'

I'm trying to think of some lsd-inspired lyrics (apart from the usual ones) for you to include in your project. Meanwhile perhaps someone else might be able to come up with something appropriate.
:¬)

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Dec 10, 2007 7:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: With A Little Help From My (Felt) Forum Friends

Hey Brother, Happy Holidaze!

Thanks for sharing. This is actually for the Middle School and High School Students. So, I can be more open.

Here's the last paragraph so far -- Enjoy!

The sixties will always live on in the songs that were created in a most revolutionary time in world history. In the lyrics of the great Bob Dylan from 1965, “Johnny’s in the basement mixing up the medicine, I’m on the pavement singing about the government.” Or the late great John Lennon from 1967, “All we are saying is give peace a chance” and, “All you need is love…” And finally, From San Francisco’s own, The Grateful Dead -- “Most of the cats that you meet on the street speak of true love...”

Peace *

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Dec 10, 2007 7:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: With A Little Help From My (Felt) Forum Friends

Very happy to help, Jer. You're doin a wonderful job.
Thought I'd add this: Purported to have been written after his first trip.

Help
John Lennon / Paul McCartney

Help, I need somebody,
Help, not just anybody,
Help, you know I need someone, help.

When I was younger, so much younger than today,
I never needed anybody's help in any way.
But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured,
Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors.

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round.
Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
Won't you please, please help me.

And now my life has changed in oh so many ways,
My independence seems to vanish in the haze.
But every now and then I feel so insecure,
I know that I just need you like I've never done before.

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round.
Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
Won't you please, please help me, help me, help me, oh.

For further exposition please see: http://www.egodeath.com/johnlennonhelp.htm